Made the move from middle linebacker to the defensive line during spring practice ? Excellent special teams contributor ? Has played in 33 career games, making one start.
1999: Backup to Kole Ayi at middle linebacker ? Also played on special teams ? Played in every game of the season ? Co-recipient of the team?s Most Outstanding Academician award ? Made 25 tackles on the year ? Recorded a team-high 11 tackles at Georgia Southern in the NCAA quarterfinals ? Tied for the team lead with five tackles against Connecticut ? Had a pair of unassisted tackles at William & Mary ? Blocked a punt for a safety in the victory at Richmond ? Made a pair of solo tackles at Maine ? Had a tackle and a quarterback hurry against Northeastern ? Made two solo tackles at Villanova.
1998: Backup to Khari Samuel at middle linebacker ? Also saw action on special teams ? Played in 14 games, starting once (at Hofstra) ? Had 12 tackles on the year, five of them solo ? Recorded two tackles in NCAA quarterfinal win over Lehigh ? Made six tackles in the Hofstra game, including two sacks for five yards ??Named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll in the spring of 1999.
1997: Played in six games as a true freshman (against Maine, James Madison, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Villanova and Buffalo) ? Saw action both as a reserve linebacker and on special teams ? Made two tackles on the year, both coming at Maine ? Suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee at Buffalo, forcing him to miss the final four games of the season.
Before UMass: Played for Jim DiBennidetto at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Tech High School ? Recorded 68 tackles and one interception during his senior season ? Posted 152 tackles over the course of his high school career ? Served as team co-captain in the Brooklyn Big 44 All-Star Game, recognizing the top high school seniors in the Brooklyn area ? Received the highest GPA award on his high school team as a senior ? Also earned the team?s Most Courageous Award.
Personal: Full name is Compton M. Webster ? Son of Murice and Compton Webster, Sr. ? Born May 17, 1979 in Guyana, South America ? Majoring in Sociology
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